Build Your Resilience: Teach Yourself How to Survive and Thrive in Any Situation (Teach Yourself: Relationships & Self-Help) Paperback – 25 May 2012
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Crammed with strategies and techniques to improve your psychological resilience. (Management Today)
An interactive and dynamic guide to Resilience, the highly-effective CBT-based therapy which will help you to stay strong and positive whatever your situation.See all Product Description
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Centuries later, Stoicism is a foundation for the new behaviour therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT), the third wave of behaviour therapies.
Robertson's book rests on the assumptions of ACT. What makes the book different to many self-help books is that `Build Your Resilience' does not attempt to mend a specific problem, but instead aims to serve a higher function by `improving resilience to both current and future adversities...enhancing positive qualities like psychological flexibility, social skills and problem solving ability'.
The Behaviourists assert that sometimes we need more than talking about our problems in order to change. I might add here that we need more than reading about our problems. We may need to recognise the difference between where we are and where we want to be and how we can go about getting there.
Robertson makes a clear point that it is not enough to read this book if you want things to be different or better - insight is not enough to create change, you will actually have to do the work! Having made his position clear, he then presents an evidence based self-help approach, fully referenced.
Building self-acceptance is a key theme in the book. Robertson points out, for example, that `having a history of mental health problems statistically (is) quite normal. Depression and anxiety appear to be part of the human condition'. Now there is a revelation in itself.Read more ›
The book also covers ..
*Progressive and applied relaxation
*Assertiveness and social skills
*Stoic philosophy and resilience.
The book will appeal to the general reader as well as to therapists and coaches who may wish to recommend it to there clients.
We all have some resilience or at least the potential for resilience. This book teaches the reader how to put that into practice. I highly recommend it.
Michael Cohen author of
Identifying,understanding and solutions to stress
The power of accepting yourself
"The human soul degrades itself above all, when it does its best to become an abscess, a kind of detached growth on the world. To be disgruntled at anything that happens is a kind of secession from Nature".
It might seem reasonable to be worried or stressed or overwhelmed, but humans are designed to withstand almost any kind of pressure or setback.
The American entrepreneur Ping Fu's world was thrown upside down when as a young girl Mao's Cultural Revolution began. But just before she was told:
"There are three friends of winter: the pine tree [strength], the plum blossom [courage], and bamboo [resilience]. When you are like the three friends of winter, you take everything in your stride with grace".
Robertson's book provides useful ideas, tips and strategies for actually being able to achieve this.
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A very good book, can be useful for people who suffer from anxiety and depressionPublished 2 months ago by Rare Diamond
Too much theory and explanation - it's like a psychiatric journal. All these kinds of book need to get to the damn point fastPublished 9 months ago by D.B.
Takes some getting through. Was recommended by a CBT therapist. I found it very helpful.Go back to it from time to time to review.Published 11 months ago by Spud
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